“A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and bear more seed towards the hope of greening the landscape of idea.”
Website design is a fluid thing. Even when we have firm ideas about what we want and the skills and resources to create it, we rarely have the perfect solution for long. Techniques and styles move on. Our priorities change. Old compromises no longer seem apt: we’ve discovered how smaller or larger things can be done better – or at least, how they can be approached differently. We want to try something new.
In a moment of
madness inspiration, I’ve changed my theme over to a relatively new one, Sela. One of the wonders of WordPress is that bloggers can reformat content into new themes in a press of a button: if only all websites were as easy to preview and refresh!
Did I just say ‘easy’? Pressing the button to change themes doesn’t wave a magic wand: it initiates a time of experimenting and reformatting. So far it’s been very straightforward, but I’m going to need a little longer to get some of my older posts as I’d like them.
The changes I’m making are a gradual evolution rather than a complete new look. But if you search around for long, you’re going to find some posts here that are looking decidedly ‘iffy’ – like John Ciardi’s seed planted on a tin lid and most definitely not yet germinated. Please forgive me. I promise I’ll get there!